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(GEM RADIO)- The Grammy Award winner acknowledged the criticism she received. Mainly because of her target audience. She claimed that she frequently faces accusations that her music is only intended for white audiences.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Lizzo explained, “It is such a critical conversation regarding Black artists. When Black people see many white people in the audience, they think, ‘Well, this isn’t for me; this is for them.’ The thing is, when a Black artist reaches a certain level of popularity, it’s going to be a predominantly white crowd.”

The Crowd is Inevitable at a certain level

The singer of “Truth Hurts” admitted that this isn’t a new occurrence. It is but something Black artists have dealt with for a long time.

“This has happened to so many Black artists, for instance, Diana Ross, Whitney, and Beyoncé rap artists. Now those audiences are overwhelmingly white. I am not making music for white people. I am a Black woman, making music from my Black experience to heal myself from the experience we call life. If I can help other people, hell yeah.”

Black people are a group in this society that is most disenfranchised and ignored. Black people, she continued, “need self-love and self-love anthems” more than most. Lizzo stated that she creates music for girls like her. Those girls were bullied because of their appearance. How could I not make music from a Black perspective as a Black artist, she questioned? “It blows my mind when people say I’m not doing that,” she said.

Lizzo On Her Status As A Body-Positive Icon

 Lizzo spoke about how Black women and their image in the media. She says they are painted as being “hyper-sexualized” and “masculinized.”

Lizzo said she has grown accustomed to the “body positivity” conversation. If decreasing weight means alienating her followers, she is not bothered. That is because her music and weight are related.” Lizzo continued by saying she prioritizes her health and lives “a healthy lifestyle.”

Written by: Jessica Sommerfield

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